On Wednesday, November 8, OLSH hosted the Bridge Educational Foundation and a panel of business leaders and state legislators for an assembly of thanks. The Bridge Educational Foundation supports families throughout Allegheny County by providing scholarship dollars through Pennsylvania's EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) Program. Many OLSH families have benefited from this funding. Jennifer Kessler, board member of the Bridge Educational Foundation, emceed the event which featured a question and answer session between students and guests. Representatives from Waste Management and UnitedHealthcare, two companies who participate in the EITC program with donations to the Bridge Foundation, shared how important it is to their organizations to support students. State representative Mark Mustio and PA Speaker of the House and OLSH alumnus Mike Turzai were also in attendance. It is thanks to the hard work of these legislators that the EITC program continues to exist and that the state of Pennsylvania continues to allocate funds from the state budget to support students in private schools.
The state's EITC and OSTC (Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit) programs offer businesses and individuals in the state of Pennsylvania to direct their tax dollars to scholarship organizations, like OLSH, while receiving up to a 90% tax credit. If you are interested in learning more about how you or your business could benefit from this program, please contact us [email protected]